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Occurred : 4/25/2020 20:27 (Entered as : 04/25/2020 20:27)
Reported: 4/25/2020 9:01:40 PM 21:01
Posted: 6/25/2020
Location: Maple Valley, WA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:6 minutes
Cylindrical Object with Flashing White Light is Stationary and then Quickly Disappears.

On April 25th, 2020, I was on my porch facing west admiring the sunset at 8:27pm. I noticed approximately 45 degrees above the Olympics and perhaps about 1 mile or so away (from my vantage point) a flashing light. The light was white and flashed every second with a 2 flash burst approximately every 5 seconds or so.

At first I just assumed it was a civilian aircraft headed in my direction but it was stationary. I then assumed it was a helicopter. But the light didn't seem to match any civilian navigation lighting pattern I was familiar with. So I went inside and grabbed my binoculars. With the binoculars I could just vaguely make out a cylindrical black object. No tail or wing structure that I could discern.

After a couple of minutes a civilian airplane came into view and when it did, this object started moving in a fairly quick pace to the North, and then switched course and started moving to the south. It was still plainly in view this entire time. At around 8:33pm this object suddenly moved very rapidly downward or at least out of my view and below the tree line where I lost all visual contact. The flashing white light was no longer there, simply a small red light as it made its way out of view.

I am a huge aviation buff and can recognize numerous commercial and civil aircraft. This was none of those. This was a true UFO. It was Unidentified, Flying and some sort of physical Object. It's possible (I cannot rule it out) it was a drone but I don't get that feeling. It seemed to be larger than a drone.